I am glad that you're here! Please know that no matter what is going on in your life right now... GOD CARES AND LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT! There is NOTHING that you and He can't handle together, along with the help of the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints and your Blessed Mother!
I'm Anne Costa. I am a Catholic wife, mother, writer, speaker and social worker. But most important, I am a humble handmaiden and daughter of the Most High King. I invite you to browse this website and soak in the beautiful gift of the Catholic faith, its teachings and prayers.
It is my great honor to speak the truth in love, especially to the heart of women, through the establishment of
THE EDITH STEIN ASSOCIATION
GENUINE FEMININE FORMATION
This is a new outreach of this apostolate but it has been years in the forming. Edith Stein, or St. Benedicta of the Cross met me at the threshold of the Catholic Church upon my return after a long time away.
Through her tutelage, wisdom and example I have learned so much about what it means to be a Catholic woman that I can't help but share it with others.
That's why I wrote a book about her (coming in March, 2014 entitled Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedcita of the Cross)
and why I am dedicating my efforts henceforth to teaching women about their unique beauty, genius and vocation through the Edith Stein Association for Genuine Feminine Formation.
Jewish philosopher, feminist, convert, Carmalite nun,
martyr and saint.
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IT'S FINALLY HERE! My newest book and the one that is closest to my heart because it is all about my favorite Saint and all that she taught me about being a woman!
It is my delight to pass on her wisdom, honor her legacy and celebrate the beautiful gift of our authentic feminine personhood!
"Edith Stein confirmed everything I knew in my heart about being a woman but never heard anyone talk about. I am excited to pass that wisdom on and share the beautiful legacy of the life of this brilliant, yet humble woman, whom I consider my closest spiritual friend!"
I WOULD LOVE TO COME TO SPEAK TO YOUR PARISH OR WOMEN'S GROUP!
From people who have attended some of my talks:
"Please know that your sharing was one of the loveliest talks I have ever been blessed to have experienced." ~ Barbara, Baldwinsville, NY
"You were absolutely awesome...thank you for the insight and inspiration." ~Susan Hall, Corpus Christi, TX
"You provided me with practical information to help me receive gifts from the Holy Spirit and to recognize gifts I already have..." ~Eva Muniz, TX
"I really don't have the word to express what an inspiring, touching, faith-filled, thought-provoking evening I experienced....[at the Evening of Reflection for Women]... I just know I will never be the same."~ Helen Daly, Syracuse, NY
"You were profound...You spoke on our level; plain and simple, yet powerful." ~Elma Garcia, TX
"I came away with something to work on and pray about" ~ Teresa Nipper, Phoenix, NY
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